MDE21426 - Early mine shaft at Bampfylde Mine (Monument)


The shaft is depicted on a section of the site drawn in 1772 and described as "a shaft that is full of Rubbish".

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Shaft in Bampfylde Mine western section. Shown on section of 1772 as "a shaft that is now full of rubbish" and recorded as Old Shaft. [1,2] The HER GIS mapping for this record had been placed at SS 739 326. This was misleadingly situated on the eastern side of the river, whereas the map mentioned above clearly illustrates the shaft positioned on the western side of the Mole, positioned up the slope on a slightly level area above the river. The mapping for this record has therefore been moved, although the exact location of the shaft is still not clear. [1,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. 233. 109, 113.
  • <2> Article in serial: Claughton, P. F.. 1992. The North Molton Copper mine; riches in the west. North Devon Heritage Journal. 4. 6. 6.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 16 April 2019.



Grid reference SS 736 327 (point)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46866
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/3/27

Record last edited

Apr 16 2019 3:53PM


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